Category Archives: Photographs

Photographs from recent photo shoots, covering all types of images from Erotic, Fetish, Bondage, Suspension photography.

High speed synch flash

High Speed Synch Flash – urban portraits

I recently attended a 1-2-1 training session with Damien Lovegrove as I wanted to learn about using high shutter speeds with speedlight flashguns. I rarely use speedlights as most of my work is studio based, so I decided I wanted to learn more about this technique and I knew that Damien was very good in this area. This need coincided with an email offer from where he was offering 50% off 1-2-1 sessions booked before a certain date – this seemed like an opportunity too good to miss.

The day was great fun and working with model Victoria Bond was a pleasure as she was good spirited, keen and a great model to work with. Above all I tried all different techniques during the day, from natural light, to high speed flash synch flash. I learnt a lot of new things, and realised that I can incorporate some of these techniques into my own photography, which was part of the objective of the exercise. I feel that I want to re-visit nudes in the landscape using the high speed synch flash techniques as it produces a powerful and striking image. I do need to practise with this technique, especially using an aperture of F1.4 and getting things sharp.

A range of shots taken during the day

Natural light, F2.8 1/50 sec, ISO 400

Natural light, F2.8 1/50 sec, ISO 400

Natural light, F2.8, 1/1000 sec, ISO 400

Natural light, F2.8, 1/1000 sec, ISO 400

Speedlight key light, sun backlit, F2.8, 1/1250 sec, ISO 200

Speedlight key light, sun backlit, F2.8, 1/1250 sec, ISO 200

Speedlight key light, F9, 1/250 sec, ISO 200

Speedlight key light, F9, 1/250 sec, ISO 200

Speedlight key light, F1.4, 1/8000 sec, ISO 200

Speedlight key light, F1.4, 1/8000 sec, ISO 200

Speedlight key light, sun backlit, F1.4, 1/4000 sec, ISO 200

Speedlight key light, sun backlit, F1.4, 1/4000 sec, ISO 200

Speedlight key light, sun backlit, F13, 1/250 sec, ISO 200

Speedlight key light, sun backlit, F13, 1/250 sec, ISO 200

Natural light, F2.8 1/100 sec, ISO 800

Natural light, F2.8 1/100 sec, ISO 800

Flash, F4.5 1/1600 sec, ISO 200

Flash, F4.5 1/1600 sec, ISO 200

Natural light, F4 1/50 sec, ISO 200

Natural light, F4 1/50 sec, ISO 200

Roxy Love shoot

Last weekend I was working with Roxy Love, who is a model I’ve worked with quite a few times, and is also not too far away. The day was organised as a two session shoot. I had a customer who are an artist and they wanted some help shooting some reference images that they could use to draw from. So we started for the first 2 hours working around a number of poses and looks to provide Keith the artist with a wide range of poses, looks and lighting approaches so he could use them for reference work – he was certainly very happy with the shots he took.

We then worked on some erotic and sensual themed images, a couple of examples are shown below. As we’ve worked together a number of times before it’s easy to understand what both of us want and what looks good. We tried out a couple of mirror sets too which looked very good. I’ll edit some of those and add them to this post.

Roxy Love

Roxy Love in a different two light setup

Roxy Love in a 2 light setup

Roxy Love in a 2 light setup

Abigail Toyne Pregnant Bondage

Abigail Toyne Pregnant Bondage

I’ve edited some more of the pregnant bondage shots and other pregnancy shots that I did with Abigail Toyne from earlier this year. I thought you might like to see them. It’s probably worth mentioning again at this stage that Abigail and baby are fine and neither were hurt or traumatised during the ropework. The tie was planned out, executed quickly and tied loosely making sure there was no pressure on the baby, nothing worse that wearing elasticated pants in terms of pressure! Those people who are familiar with bondage will see how loose the tie actually is, it’s certainly more for effect and look rather than a tie you would struggle to break free from.

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Small group studio lighting workshop results

Small group studio lighting workshop

I ran a small group studio lighting workshop on Saturday 12th July with 4 photographers. Leading up to the session I’d booked in Blue Sapphire to model for me, we’ve worked together many times before and she had also done my last tuition workshop.

Friday night

Unfortunately the friday night before before the workshop I received a text message from Sarah saying she was in A&E with 2 fingers facing the wrong way! So there was no way she would be able to drive, let alone model. We were both disappointed, but these things happen.

Sarah's poorly hand

Sarah’s poorly hand

This meant it was about 9:00pm and I had no model for a workshop happening on the next day. I contact a few local models but they were busy or booked. Then I remembered Button, who used to live right next door to me before they moved. So I called her and luckily she was happy to re-arrange her plans for me and agreed to model for the day. Luckily I’ve worked with Button many times so I knew she would do a great job and work well with the photographers. So Button was booked in and I could relax knowing I had a model for the day.

I remember some years ago I had a model phone me to cancel a shoot whilst she was in hospital, she’d been rushed in with appendicitis and she was about to be operated on. She apologised and said she would not be able to make the shoot, that model was Michelle Monaghan. You can see her appendectomy scar to this day :-)

These things happen and with the best intentions in the world sometimes things don’t go according to plan. I’m sure Sarah would have much preferred to be shooting with me than spending 6 hours in A&E.

Delegate’s images

Below are a few of the images taken during the workshop. Thank you to Andy and Dieter for allowing me to use their images. During the workshop we covered a wide range of lighting styles from:

  • Hard light
  • Soft light
  • Single lights
  • Direct light
  • Indirect light
  • Flash and constant lighting
  • Multiple lights
  • Using gels
  • Using bounces and reflectors
  • Using flags
  • Using grids

You can see the differing styles here which I love to see. Each photographer had almost the same lighting setup for most of the day, but still took completely differing images. The last session was a free session where each photographer had to choose a concept and a lighting pattern that we had done during the day. They then set up the lights, directed and worked with the model on the concept of their choice. I love this session as it always throws up wonderful images and creativity – this session was no exception.

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

 

Images from tuition on 12th June 2014

Below are a small selection of the images take of our model Blue Sapphire on the Small Group Studio Lighting workshop I ran on 12th June with 4 photographers. All the images below belong to the respective authors and are not mine, please respect their copyright as they have been kind enough to share them with me, and therefore you.

The first set are images from Katy, followed by Jon’s, Ade’s and Peters. I hope you enjoy their images.

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade, I'm taking a meter reading honestly

Image by Ade, I’m taking a meter reading honestly

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Peter

Image by Peter

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Image by Peter

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Image by Peter

A few random edits

I spent this morning doing some edits from a few previous shoots. I reviewed images that I’ve either not got round to editing or looked good when I’d gone back to them and felt they merited being edited. So in no particular order, here are some new edits for you to enjoy.

Maya Homerton

Maya Homerton

Maya Homerton

Maya Homerton

KatyCee in bondage

KatyCee in bondage

KatyCee in bondage

KatyCee in bondage

KatyCee in partial splits

KatyCee in partial splits

Samantha Bentley being naughty

Samantha Bentley being naughty

Lucy Kemp showing how to gain some attention

Lucy Kemp showing how to gain some attention

KatyCee waiting

KatyCee waiting

Maya Homerton in suspension

Maya HomertonMaya

Some new edits

I thought you might like to see a few recent edits I’ve just completed. These were from two shoots, one with Emma Green and another with Abigail Toyne who was 8 months pregnant. I’m sure you will be able to tell who is who.

Both girls were shot for content for my member’s pay-to-view website www.Erotica-babes.com so they will have exclusive content appearing on there too – oh I do spoil you all.

Emma Green

Emma Green

Abigail Toyne at 8 months pregnant

Abigail Toyne at 8 months pregnant

Abigail Toyne at 8 months pregnant

Abigail Toyne at 8 months pregnant

Abigail Toyne at 8 months pregnant

Abigail Toyne at 8 months pregnant

Abigail Toyne at 8 months pregnant

Abigail Toyne at 8 months pregnant

Abigail Toyne at 8 months pregnant

Abigail Toyne at 8 months pregnant

Emma Green and Barbie

Emma Green and Barbie

Emma Green and Barbie

Emma Green and Barbie

Emma Green ready for work

Emma Green ready for work